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Spacewalkers install HD video cameras

Spacewalker Ricky ARnold
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold looks out from the International Space Station’s Quest airlock at the beginning of a spacewalk. (Oleg Artemyev / Roscosmos via Twitter)

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold installed new high-definition video cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station today during a spacewalk that lasted nearly seven hours. The cameras will provide enhanced views for the approach and docking of commercial space taxis that are being developed to ferry astronauts to and from the station.

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